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Children’s exploitation The exploitation during ages
The Victorian Age themes The Victorian Novels had different cultural themes. The most important were: � Children’s exploitation; � Life conditions; � Pollution. I will present you theme of Children’s exploitation.
Children’s exploitation during The Victorian Age � Children were exploited in factories; � No good conditions of living; � They worked in coal mines; � They are expected to help family budget; � It increased during the Industrial Revolution.
An important example of children’s exploitation is given by Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist. Children’s exploitation was very common during the Industrial Revolution, as a consequence of poverty. The novel was written to accuse the society of that time.
How they work � young children are employed in factories and mines and as chimney sweeps. � Child labour had an important role in the Industrial Revolution. � Children worked long hours in dangerous jobs for low pay.
Nowadays exploitation � About 150 millions of exploited children. � They have to do dangerous works. An example are children exploited in coal-mines or in tea plantations. � It is developed mostly in backward countries as China, Vietnam, India, Africa.
The Victorian Age Children were seen as objects. Exploitation was considered lawful. People can not oppugn capitalists. Oliver Twist is a Victorian symbol against child labour. Nowadays People created an organization to control children’s exploitation. Iqbal Masih is a Pakistani child that became a symbol against child labour.
UNICEF There is an important difference between: � child labour : economic exploitation in harmful conditions for children’s wellbeing � children's work: form of an economic activity lighter and it does not injured younger’s education and health.
Conclusion � The children are working as a labour in school going age for the survival of there families and to full fill the basic necessities. � People don’t know the importance of education. That’s why most of children remain illiterate.
Possible solutions � Awareness must be raised and parents should pay attention to the education of their children. � Child Labour Laws should be strictly put into practice